Frances Brown Graham

Published 4:57 pm Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Frances Brown Graham, 77, of Smithfield, passed away at her residence on July 27, 2020.
Frances was recognized by all who knew her as a force of life, a person who approached all her endeavors with inextinguishable energy. She was devoted to home, family and friends. She was a champion of the underdog and loved the beauty of nature, which she enthusiastically enhanced as a Master Gardener.
Frances was the daughter of the late Levy Brown and Cora Pittman Brown. She was also preceded by her sister, Mildred Atkins, and stepfather, J. Milton Babb. Frances is survived by her loving husband, John Laurence Graham; daughter, Catherine Reynolds Hurd; and brother, James E. Brown (Gayle). Frances was a retired real estate agent and a member of the Cedar Point Ladies Golf Association. She was also a member of the Western Tidewater Golf Association. She was a member of the Smithfield Baptist Church. The family received friends and family from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at Windsor Castle Manor House. Due to Covid, all were asked to wear a mask at the visitation and practice social distancing. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Isle of Wight Christian Outreach. Online condolences may be registered at

Subscribe to our free email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox